“Thai massage is the art of giving from two hands and the heart”
History of Thai Massage
Thai massage is believed to have been brought to Thailand from India around 2,000 years ago by Doctor Jiwaka Komaraphat, the Buddha’s personal physician.
With its roots in Ayurveda and Buddhism, Thai massage was originally developed as a medical practice to prepare the body for the prevention of sickness and disease. To this day it is still used as an integral part of traditional Thai medicine, as well as given as a relaxing, nurturing treatment by Thai massage practitioners around the world.
Benefits of Thai Massage
Thai massage is a deeply healing form of bodywork that seeks to rebalance the Lom Pran (life force) which flows throughout the Sen Sib (ten energy channels) in our body. This is similar to the Sanskrit Prana, Chinese Chi or Japanese Qi.
The aim of Thai massage is to encourage the body’s natural ability to heal itself, through the sensitive touch and nurturing energy of the therapist.
Thai massage offers countless benefits for the circulatory, musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory and digestive systems. It increases muscle strength, restores flexibility and revitalises energy.
Regular massage can lessen or alleviate a wide range of conditions, including:
- back pain
- menstrual cramps
and many more.
In short, regular Thai massage can become a valuable tool for healing the body, mind and soul. So if you’re looking for a grounding, restorative and balancing massage in Brighton, get in touch.
What to Expect
A typical Thai massage lasts one and a half hours and is given fully clothed on a futon-style mattress on the floor. No oils are used, apart from a tiny amount of coconut oil on the face, with permission.
It’s best to wear comfortable clothes you can move in. You shouldn’t eat for at least 1-2 hours before your massage and it’s important to drink lots of water afterwards.
I will work using a combination of acupressure, energy work and assisted yoga stretches, so you can lie back, relax and let me move and heal your body – knowing you’re in safe hands.
I am a Thai massage therapist based in Brighton. In January 2014 I decided to leave the corporate office world I’d always known and follow my passions for yoga and Thai massage. I travelled to Thailand to study at the source and completed the i5 Intensive Professional 150-hour curriculum at TMC School in Chiang Mai.
Since completing my training I have given massages to yoga students in India, to retreat participants in Italy and the UK, to festival goers in the UK and to many varied individuals in my home town of Brighton. My clients find my massages deeply relaxing, saying I have a firm touch and nurturing energy. You can read more from some of my clients on my Testimonials page.
I have a strong sense of compassion, enjoy making people feel good and find giving massages a truly rewarding experience. It is said that “Thai massage is the art of giving from two hands and the heart” – a sentiment that resonates with me strongly and that I aim to bring to all my treatments.
– Hannah Moss